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The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018)

Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of legendary director and actor Orson Welles to reveal a portrait of the artist as he's never been seen before.

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Mark Cousins

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Mark Cousins
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Credited cast:
Mark Cousins ... Self
Jack Klaff ... Orson Welles
Beatrice Welles ... Self
Orson Welles ... Self (archive footage)
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Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of legendary director and actor Orson Welles to reveal a portrait of the artist as he's never been seen before.

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Goofs

Cousins says that Joseph McCarthy was elected in 1947. Although his term in the Senate did indeed begin that year, the actual election was in 1946. See more »

Quotes

Mark Cousins, Himself: The world has become more Wellesian, Orson. The despots that you were fascinated by are gaining ground. Things seem exaggerated. But, what is Wellesian? Who were you?
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Features Confidential Report (1955) See more »

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Adagio per archi e organo in sol minore
Written by Remo Giazotto (Tomaso Albinoni)
Performed by Capella Istropolitana
Conducted by Richard Edinger
Published by G. Ricordi & Co (London) Ltd on behalf of Casa Ricordi Srl
Licensed courtesy of Naxos Rights US, Inc.
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My interest in Orson Welles, versus awful narration by Mark Cousins
12 February 2019 | by frukukSee all my reviews

Gave up on this after 12 minutes (couldn't even make it to a quarter of an hour).

It's almost as if, for some perverse reason, Mark Cousins tried to make his narration as irritating as possible. Is it meant to be a test: if you're truly interested in Welles, then you ought to be prepared to sit through this tripe?

To adopt Mark Cousins' style of narration: "You've messed this up, Mark. You need to go back to the drawing board. And not one once owned by Orson Welles. Ain't that the truth, Mark."


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,372, 17 March 2019

Gross USA:

$10,253

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,328
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